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TMBA385: To Headquarter or Not to Headquarter?

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Podcast 32:35 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Generally speaking, Dan and Ian aren't exactly fans of having a physical office. This is due, in large part, to the complications and difficulties that come with renting these kinds of spaces. Today's guest is going to attempt to change their opinion. Amol Sarva is the founder...

TMBA384: Are You an Imposter?

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Podcast 36:06 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment A recent thread in the Dynamite Circle forum really caught Dan and Ian's attention, and seemed to resonate with a great number of people in the community. One of the members introduced the idea of "Imposter Syndrome", and asked the rest of the community if they ever...

TMBA383: Brent Beshore and the 50 Year Private Equity Plan

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The toughest nut for Dan and Ian to crack over the last few years has been how to make money with your money.

How do you successfully invest in small businesses without having to run them on a day-to-day basis? Today's guest has cracked that code.

Brent Beshore is the founder and CEO of Adventur.es. Brent has managed to do something that our hosts have dreamed of doing for a long time. He owns a portfolio of different businesses, and he does little to no work in operating them.

On this episode, Brent will share how he has built this portfolio and what things he looks for when deciding to purchase a business.

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A Ten-Year Retrospective on The 4-Hour Workweek : How Location-Independent Entrepreneurs Taught the World to Build Businesses from Anywhere

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Ten years ago this month, I was spending a sunny Saturday morning in Barnes and Noble. In the business section, I noticed a book with a palm tree and a hammock on the cover. It boldly suggested that I could work less, earn more, and travel widely.   Free time and travel sounded great, of...

We’re hosting an event for business owners in Austin, Texas

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We have been hosting events for entrepreneurs the better part of a decade. Generally, one in the summer, and one in the fall. This year, our summer event will be in Austin, Texas, a hotspot for entrepreneurship and many readers of this blog. The last time we hosted an event in Austin many of you came out...

What Does Your City Whisper to You?

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Every time I am in New York, I think about an article by Paul Graham called "Cities and Ambition." The idea is that cities send signals through a variety of means - from overheard conversations, to architecture, to how residents decorate their living rooms. Like great books, great cities whisper their messages subliminally. Graham suggests that the...

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